Iraq

Oil rich Arab Islamic nation with millenia of history, still struggling for stebillity following 2003 overthrown of dictator Sadam Hussein.

Are Iranian-backed groups threatening UN in Iraq?

In the past Iranian-backed militias have threatened demonstrators, civil society activists and even the prime minister.

Voices from the Arab Press: The July 23 Revolution- Past, Present, Future

A weekly selection of opinions and analyses from the Arab media around the world.

By THE MEDIA LINE
29/07/2020
Iraqi security forces re-open BaghdadÕs Sinak bridge, after it was shut down by protesters, in Baghd
Massive explosion at Iraqi base linked to Iranian-backed militias

Iraq’s Security Media Cell was quick to tamp down on rumors about the explosion.

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, Ramallah, July 20, 2020.
Egypt hopes for more meetings with Jordan, Iraq on regional issues

Cairo has backing of Jordan and Russia on Libya, but needs more support in region.

Voices from the Arab press: Has the US changed, or just its president?

A weekly selection of opinions and analyses from the Arab media around the world.

By THE MEDIA LINE
23/07/2020
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei meets with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi as t
Iran’s maximum pressure on Iraq to remove US forces

The Ayatollah stressed that while Iran does not interfere in Iraq, it is the “corrupt” Americans who are interfering there and who only sow destruction in the region.

Iraq PM, on Tehran visit, says threats to Iran from Iraqi soil not allowed

The Iraqi premier faces a tough balancing act between Tehran and Washington which have come close to open conflict in the region, particularly on Iraqi soil, over the past year.

By REUTERS
21/07/2020
Iraqi prime minister visits Tehran, to meet Supreme Leader

The Iraqi premier faces a tough balancing act between Iran and the United States who have come close to open conflict in the region, including on Iraqi soil over the past year.

By REUTERS
21/07/2020
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said on Thursday any U.S. or Saudi military strike against Iran
Iran’s Zarif arrives in Iraq to pressure Baghdad to stay in Iran’s orbit

Zarif is in daily contact with the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps; His trip comes after at least two visits by IRGC Quds Force commander.

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